Sungai Bakap by-election: Penang Pas lets members propose candidates

"We will give the grassroots members a chance to propose candidates from the branches and local area."

27 May 2024 04:57pm
Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff.
Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff.

GEORGE TOWN - Pas Penang will allow grassroots members to suggest candidates for the upcoming Sungai Bakap by-election (PRK).

Penang Pas Commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff said that he had an informal discussion with Pas Vice President Datuk Idris Ahmad regarding the by-election issue when Idris attended the funeral of Sungai Bakap State Assemblyman (Adun) Nor Zamri Latiff last Friday.

"We will give the grassroots members a chance to propose candidates from the branches and naturally from the local area.

"The candidate will be a local resident as Pas contested in that area during the last state election.

"The candidate must be a Penang resident because the basic requirement is to be from this state, but the final decision has not yet been made by the top leadership," he said at a press conference at the Penang State Legislative Assembly Building here on Monday.

He added that the candidate issue should not only be discussed within the party but also with the leaders of all component parties in Perikatan Nasional (PN).

"I have discussed with Idris the immediate actions to be taken this week. We will hold a meeting in the near future.

"This will cover various aspects, including machinery, candidates and more. We will call all machinery to visit the community in the Sungai Bakap constituency," he said.

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Fauzi added that any decision, including the selection of candidates, must be made collectively before being decided by the top leadership.

"In this period, we will resolve several matters, including candidate selection. This is because it involves not only Pas but also our partners in PN.

"Decisions must be made collectively and of course, there are several issues to be resolved internally within the party and PN, followed by a decision from the central leadership," he said.

Previously, the Sungai Bakap state seat was vacated following the death of Nor Zamri last Friday.

Nor Zamri from Pas contested in the last State Election against Pakatan Harapan candidate, Nurhidayah Che Rose and won with a majority of 1,563 votes, receiving a total of 15,433 votes.